This conclusion was American archaeologists, the authors in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Earlier historians were convinced that all the ancient Mysterious Mayan city arose on the basis of farming communities and major religious buildings were built to last. Takeshi Inomata study Takeshi Inomata from the University of Arizona in Tucson has denied this theory Scientists have found Mysteriousthat in the first settlements were built temples and sites for ceremonies, and did so nomadic hunters. Only after hundreds of years of religious buildings around a large number of residential buildings, and then the city.Inomata 10 years excavated the ruins of Seibal. The city covers an area of tens of square kilometers, is known as one of the largest Mayan ceremonial centers, including more than 600 buildings. Archaeologist found that residential areas, it appeared much later temples and pyramids.Recreated Inomata and a detailed chronology of the city, starting from 950 BC.
According to him, the first builders were hunters, fishermen and gatherers, held on the territory Seibal collective rituals. They lived in makeshift and after the ceremonies dispersed in the surrounding forests.
Even 250 years later, when the main temples and pyramids were built, constantly Seibal lived only a small elite group. Only 200’s of BC there appeared a permanent population.Inomata also found that Seibal was not just the first major city of the Maya, but also probably the most ancient ceremonial complex in all of Central America. Archaeologists suggest that the first buildings were erected in Seibal 200 years before La Venta Olmec capital once considered masters of the Maya.
Other historians Mysterious with interest the hypothesis about the origin Seibal Inomata, but indicate that the permanent home of the tree could rot and disappear without a trace, which creates a false impression of the primacy of stone temples.